Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from hardwood with sanded smooth beveled edges. A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden tow truck teaches children how to use wheel and axle technology by cranking the handle in the front of the truck bed to watch how the pulley works by raising and lowering cargo. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts… More »
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this solid beech wood truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large cement truck carries a cement mixer which is connected to the wheels of the truck by five different gears. When the truck is moved, the cement mixer turns, teaching children to recognize and investigate the mechanics of using gears. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science… More »
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden truck has a removable articulating trailer with a large wooden crane for maximum mobility. Children can use the wrecking ball to knock down structures. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction,… More »
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden dump truck uses levers to move the flatbed for loading and unloading. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures… More »
3 years & up. Miniature in design but big on construction possibilities! These eco-friendly, textured wooden table bricks come in assorted sizes, shapes and in two colors: natural and red brick. The mini bricks are 1/8 the scale of standard unit blocks. Largest block measures 5 1/2"L x 1 1/2"W.
3 years & up. A fantastic building activity that helps children develop a sense of geometry and spatial awareness, as well as hand-eye coordination. The distinct angle of the bamboo pieces create endless possibilities for making exciting shapes and structures. Play with it as a game or construction activity. Includes 24 angular bamboo rings and an activity guide.
6 months & up. Infants will enjoy this complete set of 12 soft blocks that include a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching too! Blocks measure 2" x 2". Surface wash only.
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 3/8" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
3 years & up. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow & natural; green roof planks & red gables. 250 pieces in heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard and tree house all at the same time!
3 years & up. Young future farmers will enjoy down on the farm?fun with this fully assembled, wooden barn. Two-story barn is stocked with seven realistic plastic farm animals, a wooden ladder and a folding corral. Chunky handles let you take this little bit of 'country' wherever you go. Foldable wooden barn comes complete with seven farm animals, folding corral and ladder. 13 1/2"L x 10 1/2"W x 7"D.
Inspire future architects, build imaginations and develop problem solving skills as children try their skills on creating some of the worlds most interesting structures with blocks. The laminated posters are durable enough to be placed on the floor with the blocks or on the wall for inspiration. Columns, arches, angles and curves are clearly shown in this set of 10 (11 1/2" x 17") double-sided posters.
2 years & up. This set of smooth, hardwood blocks has red, blue, green and yellow plexiglass inserts that will make play time a more colorful experience. The shapes include squares, rectangles, triangles and half-circles that will be sure to compliment and add nice accents with any other wood block sets you may own.
2 years & up. Durable plywood construction, bold colors with natural accents and rubber, non-skid tires will make these vehicles a favorite in the classroom. Bus measures 7"L x 5 3/4"H x 9 1/2"W. Set of 6 wooden vehicles.
2 years & up. Add a new dimension to manipulative play. Simply clip the edges together to create an unlimited array of constructions. Build people, buildings, animals and more. Translucent plastic panels with inset details in five beautiful colors. Enhance the designs by creating them on top of a light table. 96 piece set.
12 months & up. Get ready to roll with cars, trucks, planes, boats, helicopters, and construction vehicles in bold primary colors! Wheels roll, propellers spin! Includes clear storage pail with 30 various vehicles, approximately 3"L. These toys are dishwasher safe and have no sharp edges. The boats float for fun water play and the cars roll across the floor without making any noise or leaving any marks.
3 years & up. Stimulate children's learning in the block center by integrating dinosaurs that are made with unit blocks. Mix and match interchangeable body parts to make your own unique dinosaur. Set includes 5 dinosaurs. Unit blocks sold separately.
18 months & up. These four wooden ball mazes help children learn to visually track moving objects as the ball rolls around the maze. As they play, children will begin to anticipate the path of the ball as they develop critical thinking skills. Designed with large handles for children to easily grasp and manipulate the ball around the maze. Set includes a spiral, circle, triangle, and square. Each measures 8" in diameter.
4 years & up. This highly detailed set of 10 diecast safety vehicles will inspire community awareness and are perfectly sized for little hands to hold. Each vehicle is 3 inches long. Set includes a helicopter, ambulance, ladder truck, and wrecker.
3 years & up. Young builders can explore community life with this set of 65 blocks. Roof tops, trees, people and assorted round and square blocks are all the elements they need to create their own unique city. Blocks are made from eco-friendly rubberwood and stained with low VOC aniline dyes.
3 years & up. A fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks and rocks! Weather-proof and lightweight, these unique foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. Cinder Blocks set includes 20 pieces, Rock Wall Builder set contains 25 pieces, Brick Builder set contains 25 pieces, and the Ice Brick Builder set contains 25 pieces.